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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a newborn and family photographer based in Washington Dc. I find it an absolute honor to photograph you with your little ones. I adore baby toes and that unforgettable newborn smell. 

Little Ryan is my smallest baby to photograph to date. He was so tiny and the sweetest bundle. His parents are in love and Shadow is already very protective, sniffing the baby and sitting quietly beside him. Since the session day was very cloudy we took most of the portraits outside by their front door. […]

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June 28, 2021

Lifestyle Newborn |Alexandria, VA Newborn Photographer

I had the honor of hosting the third Infertility Event this past month with my twin sister. It’s a day where women come together and share in a safe place about their journey with infertility. I am always amazed at the difference stories that we hear over the course of the day. Some women have […]

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June 23, 2021

Infertility Event 2021

Have you ever had a client email you about taking their photos, you respond, and then you hear nothing? It’s not fun and you’re left wondering what you did wrong or if there was anything you could have done differently. I have found a few helpful things over the years that have helped so much […]

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June 21, 2021

How to Book more Clients |Washington, DC Photographer

I adore anytime Grandparents can join families for photo sessions. This session was incredibly sweet because it was the first time Grandpa meet little Lilly. He was the kindest Grandpa, like you would read about in fairytales. We met at Lincoln Park so it felt very relaxed and perfect for the children. The park is […]

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June 16, 2021

A Photo Session with Grandpa | Washington, DC Family Photographer

Where can you take family photos in DC? There are many beautiful locations but they don’t allow photography or you need a permit for. Some locations are worth the time and price for a permit but then their are others that are open and just as lovely. Library of Congress -one of my favorite buildings […]

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June 14, 2021

6 Favorite Locations for Family Sessions in Washington, DC

I adore warm, summer evenings. I met the McCann family at the Franciscan Monastery and it’s for sure one of my favorite sessions to date. It was very relaxed and so heart-felt. I so admire gracious mothers and Erica was the essence of grace. She adores her family more than anything else and serves them […]

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June 9, 2021

A Summer Family Session at The Franciscan Monastery | Washington, DC

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from photographing toddlers, it’s to keep them moving during a session. And snacks! Always bring snacks. Cheerios are my recommended go-to. They are easy to hid in your hand and don’t have bright dye in them that may show up later. The Farrington family was so much fun. Little […]

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June 7, 2021

A Summer Family Session at the Basilica -Washington, DC Family Photographer

This session was so special. Both families had met at St. Peter’s for their daughter’s baptism but wanted a family photo session after. We took a few in the sanctuary and then moved everyone to the side gardens. It was an incredibly hot and humid day in DC but we juggled both families, a little […]

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June 4, 2021

A Baby Baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church |Washington, DC Family Photographer

I have been loving white dresses for mothers at maternity sessions. They are timeless and classic. They match any decor options and are easy to pair with other family member outfits. Here are a few lovely ones I recently found. White Dress with a soft drape: HERE Lovely White Eyelet with Flounce Sleeves HERE I […]

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June 2, 2021

What to Wear for a Newborn Session |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

“When is the right time to find a mentor for your business?” This was my question for several months and here are a few ways to know when to start looking for one. Are you feeling inspired with your work? If you are feeling lost or don’t know where to turn next, a business mentor […]

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May 26, 2021

Finding a Mentor for Your Photography Business

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